DDA told to expedite RFD project
Yamuna project for Delhiwalas
The Director General of the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) Rajiv Ranjan Mishra has told Delhi Development Authority (DDA) officials to expedite the Yamuna River Front Development (RFD) project.
Yamuna RFD project aims to restore, revive and rejuvenate the river’s floodplains and make them accessible to the people of Delhi.
River Front “walks”, a major component of the project, will enable people to develop a relationship with river Yamuna.
A special focus of the project is on reviving the river’s bio-diversity in the National Capital.
Mishra along with other officials visited the sites that fall in the area being developed as first phase of the project on the western bank of Yamuna spreading from Old Railway Bridge to ITO Barrage.
Followed by a detailed inspection of area near Vijay Ghat, Mishra inspected and took stock of the progress of work at locations near DTC depot and the abandoned Rajghat power plant.
The project, also named ‘Asita’, is to revive the ecosystem of the floodplains and wetlands which will be created to store the flood waters.
An environmentally conscious approach for integration of the river into the urban fabric of the city has been adopted.
A people-friendly bio-diversity zone will be created for people to interact freely with the river’s eco-system. fii-news.com